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Atlantic City Film Festival International

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Atlantic City Film Festival is going International


An international programming focus on film, video and multimedia, gathering works of artists and filmmakers acknowledged on the international scene along with young artists and filmmakers.

ANY INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANISATION CAN SUBMIT ONE OR SEVERAL PROPOSALS. THE CALL FOR ENTRIES IS OPEN FOR FILM, VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA PROPOSALS, without any restriction of length or genre. All submissions are free, without limitation of geographical origin.

Film and video cycle (any film and video format)* Video / Experimental video* Fiction – short, medium and feature length* Documentary, experimental documentary* Experimental Film* Animation

Multimedia cycle* Video installation, multimedia installation * Net art * Multimedia performance,  multimedia concert
Video and film submissions are received on DVD.  ALL submissions are sent by postal mail, enclosed with a filled-in ONLINE ENTRY FORM.


Avalon International Film Festival

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 10, 2011 – The Avalon International Film Festival (AIFF) is thrilled to announce its debut taking place on Catalina Island, March 25-27, 2011.  Overlooking beautiful and historic Avalon Bay on Catalina Island, the iconic Catalina Casino Theatre & Ballroom will be the venue for the first annual Avalon International Film Festival. AIFF will spotlight works from around the world created by both amateur and professional filmmakers in categories ranging from short animations to international feature films and documentaries.

This landmark event will bring together an ensemble of notable industry professionals including Tom DeSanto (XMEN, TRANSFORMERS), Mark Fergus (IRON MAN, Academy Award Nominee for CHILDREN OF MEN), Roger Allers (Academy Award winning director for THE LION KING), Adam Rosenfelt (WAITING, DOWN IN THE VALLEY, MR. BROOKS), Jay Jackson (THE SIMPSONS MOVIE, THE LITTLE MERMAID), Carlos Baena (TOY STORY 3, WALL-E, FINDING NEMO), and many more for a series of producing, directing, writing, animation and cinema workshops and panels.  Please visit www.avalonfilm for a full schedule of events.

AIFF will be the home to the official World Premier of Heather Morris’ (GLEE, FIRED UP) directorial debut film, THE ELEVATOR, in addition to a world-class variety of more than 60 short and feature films. Festival goers will not want to miss entertainment veterans in TERRI starring John C. Reilly and newcomer Jacob Wysocki, and SKATELAND starring Ashley Green from TWILIGHT. Screenings will take place throughout the weekend featuring a collection of short films, animation, international shorts, narrative features and more.  This three-day festival will be an ideal networking opportunity for filmmakers, celebrities, producers and other industry executives from around the world.

“Catalina Island has a rich cinematic history having served as a location for many film productions. With its thriving artistic community it will provide the ideal backdrop for the Avalon International Film Festival,” said Alexander Wenger, AIFF Founder & Executive Director.  “We are thrilled for the opportunity to produce the first film festival in Avalon in more than 30 years. This festival will be celebrated by Hollywood executives and filmmakers alike in the beautiful setting of Santa Catalina Island.”

Catalina Island is home to a thriving artistic community.  This year, AIFF will support the Catalina Performing Arts Foundation (CIPAF), Kids at Play, and the Catalina Island Museum. Activities include international backstage theatre excursions, community radio programming, youth-centered drama clubs and cultural heritage exhibits.  Special recognition will be given to productions with environmental and social messages that create further awareness of the film industry’s global environmental responsibility.

Festival Passes, Tickets and VIP Travel Packages are currently available on

About AIFF (Avalon International Film Festival): AIFF spotlights works from around the world created by both amateur and professional filmmakers in categories ranging from short animations to international feature films and documentaries. The festival is proud to partner with The Hollywood Reporter, Thewrap.Com, Variety, Monster Energy Drink, Sunseeker Yachts, Peace Iced Tea, and many more.  For more information, please visit

Short Film Festival

The Atlantic City Film Festival is considering a Short Film Festival for April 2011. “Short films in Atlantic City are an exciting feature”, says festival director. “We actually had a huge festival at the Showboat casino, with an Black Tie Awards Gala in a Ballroom, which is now the House of Blues (HOB).

The event was 7 days long and had short films, international films, documentaries and animation. Over 30 awards were given out that year.

Short films are the gateway for most filmmakers who want to showcase their talent without having to take the risk of making a full feature film. This is why an Atlantic City short film festival would do well under the Atlantic City Film Festival.

There is also a big influx of International films that are short films – should these have their own category: Atlantic City International short film festival…

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